Thursday, April 7, 2011

Book Review Thursday

I am lucky enough to be part of a month long tour for Betty Briggs book Depth of Deceit. At the end of this review, I'll have a list of all the other participants. You can check out what they have to say as well. :)

Betty has a way of weaving a story together. I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery of this story. I loved the characters and the growth that Stephanie Saunders has throughout the story. I found myself thinking about different scenes several weeks later. I thought, "Wow, that was a good scene, where did I read that again?" Not very often do individual scenes and characters occupy my thoughts past a few days. Betty's characters have stuck with me and I have found myself using her writing style as an example for me to follow. Anyone who loves a good mystery with romance and intrigue woven through it will love Depth of Deceit. Here's the back cover blurb. Let me know what you think!

Blonde and beautiful, fledging attorney Stephanie Saunders vows to protect the innocent even though as indigent defense attorney her clients rarely are. Does that include Josh Durrant who seems to be following her? Stephanie is dismayed when her peers begin calling her “Prom Queen” as her boyfriend, Todd Saxton, often does. Desperately trying to prove her worth, she falls prey to those who steal her innocence. Although she plans to forgive Todd for his ultimate betrayal, she is never given the chance. Her boss, Attorney Charles Connelly, offers solace, but is Stephanie’s welfare, or his own, top priority? The only thing that keeps Stephanie sane in her insane world are the horses she loves but does not own, especially the abused mare, Riskie Business, whose example helps Stephanie make the most difficult decision of her life. Relying on wit and courage, Stephanie must save herself and another during the final showdown where she proves a loyalty of which she never knew herself capable.

2010 Winner of the Silver Quill for second place in the Fiction category for the League of Utah Writers Publication Awards.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Bonnie,
    What a wonderful review. You really made my day. Sometimes I question my ability as a writer and wonder if I have any business writing at all with so many wonderful writers around. Your review gave me the boost I needed to keep on plugging along. Thank you so much.
    Betty Briggs